Tippets: Fly Fishing Sleuth, South Carolina Fish Kill, Tips for Deer Hair Dubbing Loops

January 22, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • Fly fishers have infiltrated a niche genre in American crime fiction, writes Robert Reid in The Record, and it’s one into which award-winning editor for Field & Stream Keith McCafferty delves masterfully in his book, The Royal Wulff Murders. With a sequel—The Gray Ghost Murders—expected this February.
  • With preliminary water analysis coming back clean, fishery managers are stumped as to what caused thousands of fish (mostly menhaden) to die, washing ashore near Pawleys Island, South Carolina.
  • Barry Ord Clarke provides a detailed tutorial on dubbing loops and spinning deer hair on his blog, The Feather Bender.